Speaker Bio & Abstract

Ravi Naryanan CEO

BiographyRavi is a pioneer in the Venture Catalyst/Startup Accelerator space. He has worked for the last decade in building institutions for supporting entrepreneurship globally. He has advised corporations and governments in implementing startup and innovation programs. He has also pioneered a Digital Transformation Program that leverages innovative and disruptive technologies from startups globally.

He has helped Microsoft build the Accelerator Program for China, Israel, Europe, India and US startup ecosystems for later stage startups. He is currently focused on taking startups to market globally through the Startup Co-sell program, that Microsoft announced with a investment commitment of $ 500M.

He is a seasoned entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience building high performance teams that collaborate across various functions to execute for consistent results. He has taken several companies from startup through growth to exit, both in the US and in India.

He is a founding chair of PAN-IIT in Washington DC, TiE Entrepreneurial Summit (TES) in Bangalore and the NASSCOM's Product Conclave in Bangalore. He is passionate about building best practices and methodologies for training entrepreneurs in different stages of their journey.

Having seen entrepreneurship from the inside and outside in different parts of the world, he is exploring ways of applying age old wisdom from scriptures and classics for a balanced, successful and fulfilling entrepreneurial life.